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Lynn Multi-disciplinary approach to reducing gun and gang violence, improving quality of life issues, improving safety and technology.

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $67,947)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local government, including tribes, to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own state and local needs and conditions. Grant funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice, including for any one or more of the following program areas: 1) law enforcement programs; 2) prosecution and court programs; 3) prevention and education programs; 4) corrections and community corrections programs; 5) drug treatment and enforcement programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).

The recipient will use grant funds to support telecommunications upgrades, overtime for gang unit staff, and fund youth employment and collaborative efforts with adult and juvenile probation. Collectively, these strategies meet unfunded needs and will serve to reduce violent and gang crime and increase safety. The goals of this project are to reduce violent gang crime, improve neighborhood and public safety, and enhance technology and data collection capabilities.


Date Created: August 9, 2016